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2019 BMW M850 vs. 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 Review

New 2019 BMW M850

2019 BMW
M850

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New 2019 Ford Shelby GT350

2019 Ford
Shelby GT350

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MSRP*
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$111,900
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$59,140
Invoice* $104,565 $56,183
MPG - City 18 14
MPG - Hwy 25 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW M850 than in the Ford Shelby GT350, due to the BMW M850's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M850, drivers may find the Ford Shelby GT350 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the BMW M850 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Shelby GT350, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M850 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Shelby GT350, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M850 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Shelby GT350.

Dimensions
The BMW M850 is a little narrower than the Ford Shelby GT350, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW M850 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Shelby GT350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M850 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Ford Shelby GT350.

Handling
The BMW M850 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Shelby GT350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW M850 and the Ford Shelby GT350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M850 and the Ford Shelby GT350. The BMW M850 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Shelby GT350.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW M850 than that of the Ford Shelby GT350.